Skip to comments.Benghazi Consulate Could Have Used Marines With Bayonets
Posted on 10/26/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT by raptor22
Scandal: More than six hours after terrorists attacked our consulate, former Navy SEALs manned a blood-soaked machine gun to defend U.S. territory. Meanwhile Apache helicopters sat on the ground in Italy.
At 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 11 six hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex not far from the consulate by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was encrusted with blood, an indication they continued to fight after being wounded.
During that eternity, Woods and Doherty might have wondered between gunfire and explosions where the military, with bases strewn across Europe, was. U.S. forces were indeed being moved like chess pieces as the attack unfolded, but none came to their aid because no one gave the order.
President Obama, perhaps preoccupied with his upcoming Las Vegas fundraiser, met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at 5 p.m. ET, a little more than an hour after the onset of the attack.
He could have given the order but did not, even after an email, in which the al-Qaida-tied group Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility, arrived at 6:07 p.m. ET to a distribution list that included the White House Situation Room.
A Special Operations force went from central Europe to Naval Air Station Sigonella in southern Italy, just 480 miles from Benghazi. F-16s and Apache helicopters remained parked and unused at Aviano Air Base in northern Italy.
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France and England surely could have gotten their oil elsewhere. Where are they getting it from now??
So at 5PM Obama is getting Biden’s and Panetta’s best advice.....slots or roulette?
By then, BO was probably getting ready for the party with JZ and Beyonce.
(gosh, remember the furor when GWB didn’t jump up and destroy Islam right after the first plane hit the tower?!?!?)
U.S. Marines' Silent Drill Platoon
....then Obama went to bed...flew to Las Vegas the next day to further his Snake Oil career...........
Beck interviewed Woods father yesterday. Mr. Woods reported that at the reception of his sons body at Andrews HILLARY came up to him and assured him that (paraphrase) “they would do everything possible to get to the FILMMAKER who was responsible for his sons death.” This not only was a continuation of a deliberate lie but about as cruel a remark that this ‘witch of Endor’ could have concocted.
What are the odds that the Obama administration wanted the ambassador to be captured and then he could order a rescue from the Delta force and other special ops teams that were on standby? Maybe, a wicked plan gone terribly wrong?
an hour is a long time when you’re under fire, let alone six.
I tear up to think our boys struggled without a hope for relief or backup.
They stood, they watched, and our people died.